Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Members of the National Assembly (NA) have asked the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to explain why it takes so long for exported farm produce to be given clearance at border crossings. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Some 105,206 hectares of ricefields were destroyed by floods during this year’s rainy season, meaning the country will not reach the 2019 production target of 4.4 million tonnes.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Government officials from Asean member countries are meeting in Vientiane for a two-day conference on issues relating to biological pesticide technologies and applications for agriculture.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Over 3,000 people of 79 nationalities were prevented from entering Laos this year and more than 1,000 people were permanently barred from entry, according to the Minister of Public Security, Lieutenant General Vilay Lakhamfong.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Most of the social problems occurring in Laos involve theft, drug abuse, loans and divorce, the President of the People’s Supreme Court, Mr Khampha Sengdara, told the National Assembly on Wednesday.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The annual Elephant Festival in Xayaboury province promises to be yet another grand display of pachyderm prowess and entertainment, with the next edition to feature a rare white elephant.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith expressed confidence that the economy would pick up next year as a number of mega investment projects will kick into gear.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A Lao producer of handmade bowls used for almsgiving hopes to expand into additional lucrative overseas markets after receiving a good reception from customers in Thailand.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Representatives from the business sector of Oudomxay province are participating in a training programme to develop professional qualities needed for their operations.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Social welfare experts from Laos and other Asean member countries met in Vientiane on Monday to enhance efforts to safeguard vulnerable people across the region.